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Oscar Wilde

As Oscar Wilde once said, ’To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  Irish writer known for his barbed wit as demonstrated in his play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1854-1900)
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  • As Oscar Wilde once said, ’To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Underneath is a collection of Wordsworth poems, a Bible, and a book of plays by Oscar Wilde.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • So tell me about Oscar Wilde.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly

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  • Like any book about mistakes and redemption (Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis is my favorite), the mistakes are far more interesting to read about (and write about)—so I’ll start with where I think I went around the bend.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • When Oscar Wilde has one character in The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) say of another, recently widowed, that "her hair has gone quite gold from grief," the statement works because our expectation is that stress turns people’s hair white.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Postcards of authors are taped to the wall over her desk, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • As in Oscar Wilde.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Title: An Ideal Husband Author: Oscar Wilde FIRST ACT SCENE The octagon room at Sir Robert Chiltern’s house in Grosvenor Square.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • As a consolation, Juvenal Urbino and Fermina Daza brought back the shared memory of a snowy afternoon when they were intrigued by a crowd that defied the storm outside a small bookshop on the Boulevard des Capucines because Oscar Wilde was inside.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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  • "Ever read any Oscar Wilde?" he asked.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • At Pollsmoor I first understood the truth of Oscar Wilde’s haunting line about the tent of blue that prisoners call the sky.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Of course I have never READ Swinburne, but years ago, when he was in vogue, I remember Mr. Warren saying that Swinburne (or was it Oscar Wilde? but anyway:) he said that though many so-called intellectual people posed and pretended to find beauty in Swinburne, there can never be genuine beauty without the message from the heart.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • He knew Pater and Oscar Wilde, and he knows Mallarme and all those fellows.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I sit on something hard—a book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Oscar Wilde’s "Reading Gaol" has the dope twisted.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, and poet Can I just say it’s really hard to snip straight when you’re crying so hard you can’t see?
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • [30] Well, even those who are to the manner born seem to find [Pg144] it difficult, for at once the learned authors cite blunder in the writings of Richardson, Stevenson, Gladstone, Jowett, Oscar Wilde, and even Henry Sweet, author of the best existing grammar of the English language.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The late Oscar Wilde, for instance.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY BY OSCAR WILDE THE PREFACE The artist is the creator of beautiful things.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • OSCAR WILDE Rose Wanjera, a twenty-six-year-old woman in Kenya, showed up at a maternity clinic one afternoon.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Oscar Wilde.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The world became pale and interesting, and he tried hard to look at Princeton through the satiated eyes of Oscar Wilde and Swinburne—or "Fingal O’Flaherty" and "Algernon Charles," as he called them in precieuse jest.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • By 1900, Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler had almost finished saying the things they were reported as saying, and that Eugene was destined to hear, twenty years later; most of the Great Victorians had died before the bombardment began; William McKinley was up for a second term, the crew of the Spanish navy had returned home in a tugboat.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Philip got himself something to eat in a restaurant near Charing Cross; he had made up his mind to go to a play, and afterwards he fought his way into the pit of a theatre at which one of Oscar Wilde’s pieces was being performed.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • "And like most intellectuals who don’t find faith convenient," he continued coldly, "like Napoleon and Oscar Wilde and the rest of your type, you’ll yell loudly for a priest on your death-bed."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • They also brought back three indelible memories: the unprecedented opening of The Tales ofHoffmann in Paris, the terrifying blaze that destroyed almost all the gondolas off St. Mark’s Square in Venice, which they witnessed with grieving hearts from the window of their hotel, and their fleeting glimpse of Oscar Wilde during the first snowfall in January.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Voltaire, Rousseau, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Ibsen! Atheists, fools, and madmen! And your poets! This Dowson, and this Baudelaire, and Swinburne and Oscar Wilde, and Whitman and Poe! Whoremongers and degenerates! Pah! When I’ve three good sets of Shakespeare there {he nods at the large bookcase) you could read.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
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